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Champions League opener

FCB more fresh and determined than ever

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In an ideal world, the entire Bayern family around the world would rather erase and obliterate the bitter memory of 19 May this year, and the anguish of losing the Champions League final on home soil in such tragic and dramatic circumstances. “But none of us can forget this match," said Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, “we can't change anything now. So what we have to do is launch a new assault!"

Exactly four months later, Bayern open their 2012/13 campaign in Europe's elite club competition at home to Valencia on Wednesday (Live in English from 8.45 pm CET on Free Web Radio). “There are no nightmares any more, we've gotten over it well," boss Jupp Heynckes recently told Manuel Neuer confirmed the coach’s view: “This final is a part of every career. But I think it's out of our heads, and we're starting again with a clean slate."